About Financing for Sustainable Development Office

We promote financing solutions for a sustainable world

The Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) provides coherent and integrated support to Member States to unlock financing and other means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.  We promote financing solutions for a sustainable world by:

  • Serving as a global focal point for coherent, effective, inclusive and fully integrated substantive and organizational support to the financing for development processes overseen by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and General Assembly (GA), such as the follow-up and review of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda;
  • Preparing action-oriented policy analysis and concrete proposals and recommendations on financing for sustainable development and means of implementation, drawing on the strengths of inter-agency expertise and the experience of the United Nations development system;
  • Contributing to the United Nations’ coordinated approaches on global financial issues, including through support to the United Nations engagement with the Group of 20;
  • Serving as the United Nation System’s hub for work on international development cooperation and international cooperation in tax matters, and related capacity development programmes to support developing countries efforts to mobilize resources for the 2030 Agenda.

The Office ensures that the intergovernmental processes on financing for development, including the Financing for Development Forum, the Development Cooperation Forum, and the relevant subsidiary bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council – such as the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters -- work in a coherent and consensus-driven manner.


We also serve as the coordinator and substantive editor of the annual Financing for Sustainable Development Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development, which reports annually on progress in implementing the Addis Agenda and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and advises the intergovernmental follow-up process.


In addition, the Office provides support to the Secretary-General in coordinating the participation of United Nations representatives in the G20 processes, as well as other global economic and financial institutions and fora.

Office of the Director
 
Extension number
Mr. Navid Hanif, Director
3-8415
Ms. Sarah Nuñez
3-1715
Ms. Marilia Di Noia
3-6518
Ms. Maria Hassen
3-7574
Policy Analysis & Development Branch
 
Extension number
Ms. Shari Spiegel, Chief of Branch
3-6808
Mr. Oliver Schwank, Senior Economist
3-4970
Ms. Cornelia Kaldewei
7-3442
Mr. Mathieu Verougstraete
7-4242
Mr. Peter Chowla
3-8618
Ms. Resina Katafono
7-9902
Mr. Mario Huzel
7-9776
Ms. Jie Wei
3-5105
International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch
 
Extension number
Ms. Caroline Lombardo, Acting Chief of Branch
7-9212
International Tax Cooperation
 
 
Mr. Michael Lennard
7-5734
Mr. Olivier Munyaneza
3-8801
Ms. Irving Ojeda Alvarez
7-5738
Capacity Development
 
 
Mr. Harry Tonino, Chief of Unit
3-8762
Mr. Daniel Platz
3-3664
Mr. Jacques Sasseville
3-1770
Development Cooperation Forum
 
 
Ms. Anjali Rangaswami
3-1201
Mr. Gregory Barrett
7-4723
Ms. Sheila Trotta
3-6141
Ms. Silvia Fnu
7-9854
Strategic Engagement and Policy Integration Branch
 
Extension number
Mr. Alberto Padova, Chief of Branch
3-4759
Strategic Engagement
 
 
Mr. Krishnan Sharma, Chief of Unit
3-4451
Mr. Tim Hilger
3-6459
Mr. Arend Janssen
3-5620
Ms. Sarah DeCuir
7-9272
Policy Integration
 
 
Mr. Huanyu Liu, Chief of Unit
7-2902
Mr. Philipp Erfurth
7-4938
Ms. Nilima Silver
7-9120